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Finding Aid for the Rose C. Stolz collection of theatrical autographs, 1890-1941
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Rose C. Stolz collection of theatrical autographs
    Date (inclusive): 1890-1941
    Collection number: 1507
    Creator: Stolz, Rose C., collector.
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: Rose C. Stolz's collection of theatrical autographs, correspondence or small pieces of paper within folders or scrapbooks.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Rose C. Stolz collection of theatrical autographs (Collection 1507). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233830 


    Rose C. Stolz was a teacher and later a principal in the San Francisco area, who retired by 1936. She devoted a lifetime to collecting hundreds of autographs of opera and theatre stars. Stolz either knew the theatre celebrities personally or had seen them perform. In 1937 she gave her collection to actor, author, and poet Madefrey Odhner.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of theatrical autographs dating from the late 1800s through the 1930s that Rose C. Stolz collected over her lifetime. Autographs are on correspondence or on small pieces of paper that are either in folders or scrapbooks within the collection. Some of the autographs include: actors Richard Bennett and Richard Carle, writer Lillian Smith, sopranos Alice Nielsen and Yvonne de Treville, and filmmaker Nunnally Johnson.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Singers --Autographs.
    Actors --Autographs.

    Genres and Forms of Material